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On photo Sarlat, France in the Your City - Dinertime! challenge (3 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Must have been a bad duck. I see No one smiling.

Well, good food is a very serious matter in the Périgord (-:

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2723 comments in total)

"With the a9, you'll save a ton of weight"

That ton is actually about 750g, as compared to the Nikon D5. And the lenses weigh about the same.

Just saying.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 07:15 UTC as 348th comment | 31 replies
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (141 comments in total)

Is there a chance to post the studio shots? Sooner rather than later? Thanks a lot!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (106 comments in total)
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gskolenda: I sure wish DPR would start posting the video specs, BIT RATES!!! What is the CONNECTIVITY! Microphone, Yes/No, Headphone Socket-Yes/No, HDMI-Yes/No, Wifi-Yes/No, Panasonic's just as bad, same with B&H! It seems nobody wants to post all the specs, because then it would reveal what some might think is a negative, and then be compared to their competition, Hello McFly! It's 2016, that's what we're going to do!

Dan Bracaglia wrote, "We'll be publishing the full review very soon."

How soon is very soon? Can't wait (-:

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
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tkbslc: Since I am sure someone will say it is too expensive, how much is a high-grade 21mm f1.9 for FF?

The Nikon 20mm f1.8 is a high quality AF lens and it costs around 700-800 €/$. Since I use Nikon equipment as well as m4/3, it made more sense to me than the Voigtländer lens. YMMV :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:48 UTC
On article Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X (143 comments in total)

What is such a video good for? The first impressions review gives me ten times more information than this.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:15 UTC as 26th comment
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B1ackhat: Well accurate color is a lost cause with either camera, so that's a wash. The better sensor is almost inevitably going to be found in the Sony. Panasonic, however, is (imho) a far better camera maker. And that price is very reasonable!

The Panasonic sensor in the Olympus E-M1 is at least as good as the Sony sensor in the E-M5. So maybe Panasonic has caught up...

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:45 UTC
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ianimal: Latest rumour (SR5) says the lens will be 24-70mm F1.8-2.8
Time will tell. maybe May 1.

But that's still just a rumour. DPReview, OTOH, may have a camera for initial preview in their office...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
On article Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology (314 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: What a bummer ! Another 39 AF point FF...I was hopeful of a 51 point AF looking at the AF-ON button in those teaser videos..

Hipster camera..610 is cheaper with video

I think I should give up hope on a Nikon FF that does 6fps with 51 AF system that costs $3000 or lower..I already gave up hope on the D400

Don't give up yet! Wait for the D620. So do I (-:

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:02 UTC
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Mike99999: This lens, the pancake 12-32mm, the upcoming 42.5mm f/1.2 and the upcoming ultra-compact 35-100mm... Panasonic is on a roll. I can't wait to lay my hand on all these lenses.

BTW, this lens is roughly the equivalent of a 20mm f/2 on Nikon DX. I would have killed for that lens on DX.

You would have killed for a lens?
Whom? And why?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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inorogNL: did you get to shoot with the new 12-40 lens, any first impressions on it?

All the images available show the lens set to 12mm. Does it extend when zoomed to 40mm? If so, by how much?

An image showing the lens extended would be really appreciated. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:41 UTC

I don't think they will sell a lot of these lenses in m4/3 mount. The Oly 17mm f1.8 weighs less than a quarter, as compared to this Samyang lens. And it offers AF and doesn't cost that much more.

It may, however, be interesting for some APS-C DSLR owners who haven't been blessed with a fast wide angle from their respective camera makers by now.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On article Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid (222 comments in total)
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rb59020: No thanks, Samsung blew it! Should have been at least APSC, full frame would have been better! The 10X zoom is ok, but should have been a constant f1.4. I hate it when the aperture changes when I zoom! And what's with the crappy 4fps? The D4 does 10fps! What was Samsung thinking?

And ISO 3200 only. The D4 can shoot at ISO 100,000! What is Samsung thinking :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 16:49 UTC
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jedinstvo: Last summer I had some photos on a national story and I got 50 calls from picture editors. Not one wanted to pay. They all wanted "to share." I asked every one of them "are you working for free right now?" The problem is there are so many people shooting pictures and they now have the ability to transmit quickly and reliably. So the image that went around the country was from a local fishing boat captain. It wasn't as good as my photos, but it was free. Newspaper management all over the country has decided photographers are dead weight.

In response to ScottRH: And live with poor images in your newspaper. What a great thing!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 21:06 UTC

With a one stop improvement, Panasonic may finally bring their sensors to the level where Sony sensors are today. Nice :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 17:57 UTC as 43rd comment | 10 replies
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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pierpa: If price is not included in the equation for 'best', I'd vote for top of the line Canons 1DX or 5DIII (but I surely will not buy either of these).

If price and affordability to me is to be weighted, then I'd vote for the Canon 6D.

If you are counting informal votes, count me for the 6D.


Now that sounds really broad-minded regarding manufacturers :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:24 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: I have a D800. I consider it the best tool out there for most pro photographers. It offers a great deal of flexibility and it sets a high bar for IQ. But I am not sure it would be my camera of the year. 2012 was the year of some interesting cameras in the conceptual sense. The D800 is a great and imho best camera out there, but at the same time it is all just incremental improvements. Nothing wrong with just making something better. But i look at the sony RX cameras and the top new mirrorless models and i think these are templates for new kinds of cameras. OM-D, RX1, X pro-1, all cameras that may not be perfect. infact i consider them all far less perfect than 5dmkiii and d800 but canon and nikon have been refining that concept for years. I like to see some unique cameras get recognized

"What could be more important than IQ when we talking about photo cameras?"

Sometimes weight and size of your camera determine whether you have it with you or not. And that question is even more important than IQ. Just saying...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:16 UTC
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: The problem is that this year the result is clear. There is no alternative to the RX100. I think they caught the others like Canon and Panasonic with their pants down. Next year it will be much closer again.

Actually, at the long end, the XZ2 more than compensates for the Sony's larger sensor with its faster lens. Just saying...

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 22:12 UTC

One single number to characterize the resolution of a lens at all f-stops, center, border and corners, at close and far distance, and for zooms at all focal lengths?

How meaningful is that single number? Not a lot, IMO.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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undergrounddigga: $899
and how many people were crying over the $499 Oly is charging for its M.Zuiko 17mm (34mm equivalent) f1.8?

not saying this doesn't worth it, only saying that crybabies are pathetic. The single problem is that the Oly M Zuiko 17mm f1.8 wasn't released for APS-C, FF or NEX. Nobody would be complaining if they would have, especially at $499!! :)

as for Sigma, keep up the good work. great to see good products released by them.

The point with equivalence is that you can use ISO values 4 times higher with FX, as compared to 4/3, and still get the same image quality.

Using same generation sensors, a m4/3 image with a 17mm lens, exposed at f4, 1/100sec, at ISO 400 will give you very similar results to an FX image with a 34mm lens, exposed at f8, 1/100sec, at ISO 1600.

Similar not only regarding DOF, but also regarding noise and other parameters.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 13:02 UTC
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